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The Industrial Transformation Stage in Hall 3 is dedicated to cross-technology interchange and cross-industry networking. The spotlight will be on the latest trends for smart, energy-efficient and sustainable production. Partners and experts from a variety of disciplines will present high-class sequences and offer use cases, insights and solutions. Over the five days of the tradeshow, the focus will be on the five megatrends of industry as well as the current topic of ESG – Environmental, Social, Governance. These three buzzwords stand for the topic of sustainability and range from climate change and workforce diversity to sustainable financing strategies.

On Monday at the fair, Deutsche Messe is organizing a panel sponsored by the WomenPower career congress. Discussing the topic of decarbonization will be Judith Wiese, Member of the Board of Management at Siemens AG, Kamila Flidr, Director of Material Information at Altair, Lisa Reehten, member of executive management at Bosch Climate Solutions, Bosch Group, and Dr. Frauke Reinders, Head of Sustainability Management within IMA at Phoenix Contact. On Monday afternoon, the stage program will be devoted to the World Economic Forum.

On Tuesday, April 18, the Industrial Transformation Stage will focus on AI in industry – and not only for the major players. Robert Weber and Peter Seeberg, creators of the podcast of the same name, have put together an exciting program. Industrial applications in the field of artificial intelligence often differ significantly from consumer applications. On the panel, five companies will present their applications. Among the highlights: Visitors will learn how Hawe Hydraulik, a medium-sized mechanical engineering company, is taking advantage of AI, or how a large corporation like Siemens uses it. In addition, two young companies will present how they are planning to fundamentally change industrial processes with their solution – Werk24 and Monolith AI. All panelists will provide insights into their projects, discuss with moderators and answer audience questions.

The day will conclude with the presentation of the MIMA 2023 Microsoft Intelligent Manufacturing Award, which recognizes new technologies and intelligent solutions for manufacturing companies that contribute to process or product improvement, open up new revenue opportunities, or have a positive impact on sustainability and energy efficiency.

Wednesday, April 19, is Buyers’ Day at the tradeshow. This is when the German Purchasing and Logistics Association (BME) is organizing a panel for buyers. The purchasing world is uniquely challenged nowadays. The corona crisis and the war in Ukraine have highlighted the risks of globalized procurement strategies, and materials supply has grown in importance as opposed to pure cost savings and, in addition to changes in the real economy, legal regulations – for example with the Supply Chain Sourcing Obligations Act – are placing even greater demands on supplier management. The BME Buyers’ Day at HANNOVER MESSE offers all buyers an excellent opportunity to gain a quick overview of a wide range of supplier offerings and to make important contacts on these topics, exchange ideas with experts and treat themselves to a wealth of knowledge on the current situation in the world of procurement in the course of informative presentations.

On Thursday at the trade fair, April 21, the Industrial Transformation Stage will kick off with the panel “Decentralized! Resilient! Renewable! Is energy self-sufficient industry an unattainable ideal or a realistic opportunity?” Speakers include Prof. Dr. Julia Arlinghaus, Director of the Fraunhofer IFF Magdeburg, Frank Stührenberg, CEO, Phoenix Contact, and Heinrich Gärtner, Founder and CTO of GP Joule. Afterwards, CEOs of globally leading companies in compressed air and vacuum technology will discuss the discrepancy between theory and practice. Speakers include: Thomas Kaeser (Kaeser Compressors), A. Can Dirin (Lupamat Makina), Olaf Hoppe (Boge Compressors), Helen Landhäusser (LOOXR) and Klaus Peter Glöckner (Aerzener Maschinenfabrik). On behalf of the co-organizer VDMA Compressors, Compressed Air and Vacuum Technology, Christoph Singrün will provide an overview of the relevant activities in the field.

Other topics will be discussed on the Industrie 4.0 Stage (Hall 8), the Energy 4.0 Stage (Hall 12), the Tech Transfer Stage (Hall 2), the Industrial Wireless & 5G Stage and the Industrial Startup Stage.

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